#1936book sign-up page

1936policemanLook, this is a bit embarrassing. I don’t think I’ll be finishing the crime-fiction-of-the-year (1967) round-up on time this month. First one I’ve missed in almost a year.

However, don’t let that stand in the way of April. Lucy @richmondie has chosen a year for us – 1936 – so here is a sign-up page for all you bloggers. All you have to do is read a book, watch a film, read a comic, listen to a radio programme, from 1936, and tell us all about it.

Anyone can play, so over to you…

Small print

  • Don’t be shy!
  • Just comment below to link to your blog post.
  • If you want to play but you haven’t got a blog, I’m happy to have you as a guest poster, or to link to Goodreads or Amazon.
  • Books, comics, films, plays and TV also welcome.
  • Sorry in advance if I miss you in the round-up, although I am getting better at that bit.


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Past Offences exists to review classic crime and mystery books, with ‘classic’ meaning books originally published before 1987.
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48 Responses to #1936book sign-up page

  1. realthog says:

    As usual I’ll try to cover a movie or two. Maria Marten, or The Murder in the Red Barn seems like a good place to start. Will have to think about a book . . .


  2. Bev Hankins says:

    I’m back for more. This time my definite is The Murder of Sir Edmund Godfrey by John Dickson Carr. I may do more–depending on how the TBR stack goes.


  3. KerrieS says:

    I’m in too. Now to decide on the book.


  4. Jose Ignacio says:

    I’m searching for a book to participate, count with me.


  5. As ever, I’m definitely in but haven’t chosen a book yet. And, you have done such a fantastic job with this meme over the past year, you shouldn’t worry about timeliness!


  6. Most annoying. I don’t own many classics but I have books from 1935 and 1937 lying unread on the TBR mountain. Toddling off to see what the library can offer…


  7. Keishon says:

    I’ll see what I have….


  8. John says:

    I had a Reggie Fortune book pulled from my shelves for last month but never got to it. And of course it’s the wrong year. I still want to read one of H.C. Bailey’s books and luckily I have nearly all of them. So I’m choosing the only one published in 1936: A CLUE FOR MR FORTUNE.


  9. realthog says:

    All going well, I’ll be reading Erle Stanley Gardner’s The Case of the Stuttering Bishop (1936). A few nights ago, by sheerest happenstance, I saw the 1937 movie based on this novel; it popped up on t’telly just as I walked into the living room, and for once I sat down and watched. So, when I came across the novel while browsing through an ESG bibliography just now, I thought This Must Be A Sign.


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  11. lesblatt says:

    I’m in. I have John Bude’s THE SUSSEX DOWNS MURDER scheduled for my podcast/blog for the last week in April, because its official British Library Crime Classics pub date in the US is May 5.


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  13. richmonde says:

    Here’s my review of Thankyou, Mr Moto by JP Marquand: http://wordcount-richmonde.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/thankyou-mr-moto.html


  14. realthog says:

    Some scrappy Goodreads notes on Erle Stanley Gardner’s The Case of the Stuttering Bishop (1936) are here


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  17. patrickmurtha says:

    This is my first time participating in this monthly round-up, and I have approached it in a slightly offbeat way, writing about a novel that probably none of you can read, and I can’t either, but whose historic and literary interest is self-evidently above average: Mercè Rodoreda’s Catalan-language “Crim,” a full-blown parody of the country house mystery.


    My blog, Book ’em, Danno!, is a books-and-movies-and general-culture blog, a successor to an earlier, similar effort called Patrick Murtha’s Diary. I also have another blog called Querétaro encantador which focuses on my life in the wonderful Mexican city of Querétaro.

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  19. tracybham says:

    I have a review for A Shilling for Candles by Tey at Bitter Tea and Mystery.


  20. Jose Ignacio says:

    A small hidden gem in public domain, Sabotage (1936) directed by Alfred Hitchcock, my post will soon be ready.


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  25. realthog says:

    And finally from me (phew!): Missing Girls (1936).


  26. lesblatt says:

    Here’s my review of John Bude’s “The Sussex Downs Murder” at http://www.classicmysteries.net/2015/04/the-sussex-downs-murder.html


  27. Col says:

    Here we go – a Western. Am I in, or will I get evicted? Dane Coolidge – Texans Die Hard. http://col2910.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/dane-coolidge-texans-die-hard-1936.html


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